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Pat Maddox a “Beach bum yuppy programmer” and “Ruby dude” is giving a talk entitled Takin’ the railway down to the seaside at the the upcoming Ruby|Web conference. Recently Pat Eyler, interviewed Pat giving us a preview of his talk:
Okay as for what’s so interesting to me about Seaside… it’s 50% the framework and 50% the Pharo environment. Seaside itself represents a step forward in web development similar to how Rails did. Rails takes care of a lot of the plumbing for you – you don’t have to parse query params, set up response headers, manage the session (unless you want to of course). Seaside does all that of course but also manages application state for you. So you don’t have to worry about putting stuff into a database, then pulling it back out and operating on it.